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One knowledge hub for all your business needs. 

Your success is our business. Every day, ATBS provides expert tax, accounting and business advice to independent contractors. We cull that knowledge every month to produce a variety of educational resources including newsletters, webinars, eBooks, videos, social media posts, white papers and more.





Creating a Profit Plan For Your Business

Creating a Profit Plan For Your Business

July 2016. Our goal at ATBS is to help our clients live a richer life. In order to do that, we become the ‘pit crew’ that guides you to greater profitability and helps you run a better business. So what does that mean for you? It means you get to do more of the things you love to do…drive and spend time with your loved ones.

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Rolling Kitchen Recipe: Creamy Dreamy Shrimp Rolls

Rolling Kitchen Recipe: Creamy Dreamy Shrimp Rolls

July 2016. This month's recipe of the month is a Creamy Dreamy Shrimp Roll. This will help cure any seafood craving you might have.

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How to Read Your Profit & Loss Statement

How to Read Your Profit & Loss Statement

July 2016. Learn how to properly read your profit & loss statment on the secure client portal.

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The Next Step: Your Own Authority

The Next Step: Your Own Authority

July 2016.  Jumping from being an owner-operator leased on with a motor carrier to actually becoming the motor carrier takes careful planning. Besides the obvious – where to get freight, there are many other steps to consider before moving forward (e.g. adequate operating capital, corporate structure, ability to get liability insurance coverage, etc.). Let’s focus on the crucial steps to begin legally operating as a motor carrier – and the common scams to avoid.

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Mid-Year Tax Tips for Owner-Operators

Mid-Year Tax Tips for Owner-Operators

July 2016. Now is a great time to check in on your tax status and take steps towards lowering your tax liability. Here are the top 5 things an owner-operator can do mid-year to ensure their tax bill is manageable in the future.

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The Real Cost of Credit Is More Than You Think

The Real Cost of Credit Is More Than You Think

July 2016. Credit cards can be extremely appealing to a lot of people. Card issuers are offering consumers larger sign-up bonuses than they ever have before. In addition, the ability to earn travel rewards or cash back on each purchase is hard to pass up. However if not used responsibly, credit cards can end up costing you more than you think.

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Planning Vacations Around Freight and Your Budget

Planning Vacations Around Freight and Your Budget

June 2016. As a truck driver you work long hours. You are often on the road for weeks at a time. Being able to take a week or two off to recharge throughout the year is important. Unfortunately, it requires not only finding the money in your budget, but also the time to be off the road.

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Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax

Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax

June 2016. The Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax has several names including Federal Highway Use Tax, FHUT, 2290, or even “Road Taxes”. This is an important tax for owner-operators to be aware of, and to be prepared to address every year.

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Rolling Kitchen Recipe: Super Quinoa Salad

Rolling Kitchen Recipe: Super Quinoa Salad

June 2016. This month's recipe of the month is a Super Quinoa Salad. This superfood meal will keep you energized and healthy while you're on the road.

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CVSA International Roadcheck 2016 Kicks Off June 7

CVSA International Roadcheck 2016 Kicks Off June 7

The 2016 CVSA International Roadcheck gets started on June 7. This year there will be a special focus on tire safety.

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